Generic Name: ANDROGENS
Brand Name: Delatestryl, Testoderm, Depo-Testosterone, Aveed, Testopel, Tlando


Popular medicines with Testosterone

What is Testosterone?

The medication, Testosterone, is similar to the male sex hormone Testosterone. 

It functions by restoring adult men’s low levels. 

It is primarily available in gels to replenish Testosterone levels in men. 

Lack of the male sex organ can lead to Hypogonadism. 

It is exclusively administered to men with known health issues. It aids in restoring hormone levels in men’s bodies.

It is primarily available in the following forms,

  • Gel
  • Capsules
  • Injections

Uses of Testosterone

Testosterone is prescribed for the treatment of Male Hypogonadism. 

Testosterone is a male sex hormone, and low levels of it can result in reduced libido or sex drive.

Male Hypogonadism can ultimately result in Erectile Dysfunction, infertility, and a loss of face and body hair in men.

It can provide a man’s body’s need for Testosterone.


The medicine resembles the hormone Testosterone. 

It functions by restoring adult men’s average levels of androgens.

Numerous health problems, including impotence, infertility, poor sex desire, exhaustion, melancholy, and bone loss, can be brought on by low Testosterone. 

With the replenishment of low levels of male sex hormones, the medicine works to prevent the abuse ove disorders.


You should follow the Testosterone gel in the following steps, 

  • The medication is primarily available in gel form, which is applied topically on the skin Your doctor will give you the correct instructions to use it
  • Please follow your doctor’s directions; never start or stop using the gel alone. Before utilizing it, you should examine the label
  • Typically, you should clean and dry the targeted region before using the gel
  • Apply the gel to your shoulders, upper arms, and abdomen
  • Applying this gel to your chest, back, or genitalia is not advised. Always stick to the application sites that your doctor has approved
  • Always apply small layers, as using too much product might prolong drying time and irritate the skin
  • You can cover the skin where the product was applied with your regular clothing once the medication has dried
  • Wash your hands quickly after using the product. Avoid using this gel while swimming or going to the beach

Side effects

Some side effects from Testosterone gel are as follows:

  • Acne 
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Headache 
  • Elevated cholesterol levels
  • Dry mouth or change in taste
  • Change in libido 


Testosterone may interfere with certain foods, conditions, or medications. Before taking any drug, one should always tell the doctor about their medical history.

Drug Interactions

The medicine may interact with other medications and result in unwanted side effects. As a result, it is advised that you let your physician know if you are using any of the following medications, 

  • Anisindione
  • Bupropion
  • Dicumarol
  • Paclitaxel
  • Paclitaxel Protein-Bound
  • Phenprocoumon
  • Warfarin

Disease Interactions

If you suffer any of the illnesses listed below, using the androgen-increasing medicine may cause the following undesirable side effects,

  • Breast cancer in males
  • Prostate cancer
  • Blood clotting problems
  • Diabetes
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Heat problems
  • Hypercalcemia
  • High cholesterol
  • Lung disease

Pros and Cons

Works well to replenish Testosterone in your bodyCan cause skin irritation
Can be applied to your skin, so it’s easy to useNeed to avoid skin-to-skin transfer to other people
Applied once a day
Available in a less expensive generic form


Keep the medicine in a dry place, away from moisture and sunlight and at room temperature. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

How can I raise my Testosterone levels?

You can raise your androgen levels by improving your diet, exercising daily, reducing stress and getting enough sleep. 
With these day-to-day lifestyle changes, you can also use Testosterone gel prescribed by your doctor. 

What happens when Testosterone is low?

If a man has low levels of Testosterone, symptoms like Erectile Dysfunction, reduce bone and loss of libido can arise.
The androgen has many essential functions, including the development of the bones and muscles, the deepening of the voice, and hair growth. 

Does masturbating reduce Testosterone?

No, masturbation and ejaculation haven’t been shown to have any long-term or adverse effects on Testosterone levels. 

What is Testosterone used for?

The low levels of androgens are treated using Testosterone in gel form. 

Is Testosterone good for men?

The hormone Testosterone is responsible for developing masculine physical features, such as muscle mass and growth of body and facial hair. Low levels of the male sex hormone can lead to Erectile Dysfunction and loss of libido. 

Why do men need to take Testosterone?

Testosterone, a male hormone, is necessary to develop and maintain masculine physical features. Low levels of Testosterone can cause Hypogonadism. Testosterone gel helps men replenish their lower androgen levels.

What causes low Testosterone?

Low levels of male sex hormones can result from many causes like testicular injury, pituitary gland disorder, medications such as corticosteroids, alcohol and drug abuse, and genetic disorders.